The '''Republican National Convention''' ('''RNC''') is a series of United States presidential nominating convention|presidential nominating conventions
of the Republican Party (United States)|United States Republican Party
since 1856. Administered by the Republican National Committee
, the stated purpose of the convocation is to nominate an official candidate in an upcoming United States presidential election|U.S. presidential election
, and to adopt the party platform
and rules for the election cycle.
Like the Democratic National Convention
, it signifies the end of a United States presidential primary|presidential primary
season and the start of campaigning for a general election
. In recent years, the nominee has been known well before the convention.
Some 2,472 delegates have attended the 2016 Republican National Convention
in Cleveland, Ohio, July 18–21 to select the presidential nominee. The winner must carry...